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Trump: Just a Wrist with a Pen?

  1. ptosis profile image81
    ptosisposted 13 months ago

    Just wondering who he is being directed by. I know this guy is headstrong and would be tough to make him submit to anybody else's will. Just wondering if he is just going to be a wrist with a pen signing Exec orders for the next four years.


    1. Will Apse profile image93
      Will Apseposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      "We are not bringing back torture in the United States of America," said Arizona Republican John McCain, in a statement on Wednesday 25 January. "The president can sign whatever executive orders he likes. But the law is the law.

      A bit of democracy left in the US, perhaps.

      1. PhoenixV profile image78
        PhoenixVposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        McCain is not a natural born citizen.

  2. ahorseback profile image60
    ahorsebackposted 13 months ago

    Trump promises and delivers to America--- In less than  30 days ;
    -The wall
    - Health care reform
    -A stronger economy
    -Ending the Syria refugee influx
    -A strong military
    -Elimination of P.C.
    -Federal hiring freeze
    -Lower taxes
    -Manufacturing and jobs
    -De-politization , de-polarization of FBI, CIA, DOJ.
    -A full supreme court
    -VA. reforms

    Not bad for the first 2 weeks - Keep on signing Donald !

    1. ptosis profile image81
      ptosisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      -The wall {of Shame}
      - Health care reform {No Insurance - sucks to be you}
      -A stronger economy  {waves magic wand with tiny hands}
      -Ending the Syria refugee influx {that never existed in the USA}
      -Water-boarding {torture for torture's sake since it never 'works'}
      -A strong military { bigger deficits, more $ than all other countries combined}
      -Lower taxes {for top 1%}

      Trump non-PC speech is reserved for himself, for all others must be gagged. That's why NSP shut down twitter account display BO/DT crowd size comparison at National Mall. The guy can dish it out but can't take it.

      The White House website no longer has a section on climate change. An EPA page that answered " common questions" about global warming is gone.


    2. ptosis profile image81
      ptosisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Seems political kabuki works for you.
      "Some say that Trump wanted daily signing events to appeal to supporters and show that he would follow through with the promises made during his campaign." - http://www.bet.com/news/national/2017/0 … blems.html



    3. PhoenixV profile image78
      PhoenixVposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Its amazing all the things President Trump has accomplished in such a short time. Just think if he was President of cancer research or blindness.

  3. Kathleen Cochran profile image81
    Kathleen Cochranposted 13 months ago

    A child born to US military members on a military installation anywhere in the world is a naturalized citizen of the US.  I have the paperwork on my husband and my first son (both born in Germany) to prove it.  This law hasn't been confirmed by the Supreme Court because no one has brought suit on the subject.  McCain was born on a US Navy base in Panama and his father was a US Navy officer.

    1. PhoenixV profile image78
      PhoenixVposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      So McCain was not born in the US, and he does not support waterboarding, but he is okay with droning US citizens. So that is good.

  4. ptosis profile image81
    ptosisposted 13 months ago


  5. Live to Learn profile image78
    Live to Learnposted 13 months ago

    If Trump is just a wrist with a pen then I assume that can be said of any of his predecessors.

    1. colorfulone profile image87
      colorfuloneposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Its a comical run-off from when Obama said, 'I've Got a Pen and I've Got a Phone'.  Only thing is Obama wasn't using the Constitution and Congress the way he should have.  Very Incompetent.

      Trump is using a pen, the Constitution, laws that already exist, and will be able to Institutionalize his EO's and policies.  Something Obama was not competent enough to do. 

      TrumpGuy can get it done!

  6. ahorseback profile image60
    ahorsebackposted 13 months ago

    And truthfully ALL THAT TRUMP is doing is returning to the process of law , using the constitution  , existing regulations , existing  international law and  common sense politics  ! Not like he's doing anything drastic or surprising .    Just a  sea change from Mr . Revolutionary Obama.

  7. ptosis profile image81
    ptosisposted 13 months ago

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/20 … ly-do.html

    I do not disagree with everything, I'm glad that "Trump administration could effectively kill the individual mandate by granting an exception to everyone."

    The TPP was never ratified by Congress, so Trump’s order was mostly symbolic.
    But glad it's DOA

    Mexico is not paying for it. WE ARE!
    congressional Republicans are willing to put a massive amount of U.S. taxpayer money toward the project. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that Congress intends to fund the wall through a supplemental appropriations bill in the spring.

    Ending the “Catch-and-Release” Policy - great - but it’s illegal to keep children in immigration detention indefinitely.